Providence drivers could earn rewards for improving commute

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence has launched a free multi-modal navigation app called GoEzy, as part of a “travel incentive” study.

The study is being run by the Federal Highway Administration over the next several weeks. As part of the study, drivers could see rewards for trying out GoEzy’s suggestions to improve their commute, according to the city.

“The City of Providence is constantly seeking out new and innovative ways to rethink transportation,” said Martina Haggerty, Providence City Planning’s Director of Special Project.

By making changes to your travel routine, including leaving a little earlier than normal for a trip, carpooling or biking to work, or utilizing a public transportation route to a destination, travelers can earn gift cards.

“Many drivers have simply given up and accepted traffic as part of their day. But the truth is you can make small changes to avoid traffic,” added Haggerty.

Data from the study will be used to understand traveler behavior and how incentives influence travel choices, according to the city.

The app can be found in the Apple App store or Google Play.

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